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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Central Mexico, Temp. & Subtropical Old World, Tasmania.
Capsella bursa-pastoris

[FZ]

Cruciferae, A. W. Exell. Flora Zambesiaca 1:1. 1960

Morphology General Habit
Annual or biennial herbs with slender tap-root.
Morphology Leaves
Basal leaves entire or pinnatifid, cauline amplexicaul.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers usually white.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals not saccate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals 4.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Silicule flattened-obcordate (rarely ovoid) with keeled, net-veined valves.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds several in each loculus.

[FTEA]

Cruciferae, Bengt Jonsell (University of Stockholm). Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1982

Morphology General Habit
Annual to short-lived perennials, small to medium-sized, with a taproot
Morphology General Indumentum
Hairs simple forked or branched
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Racemes terminal, ebracteate, corymbose, with small flowers, in fruit lax
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Calyx
Sepals somewhat spreading, not saccate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Corolla
Petals white, sometimes reddish or yellowish, ± clawed (rarely absent)
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 6; filaments linear; anthers ovoid, obtuse
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Nectaries
Nectaries as semicircular glands at each side of each lateral stamen
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Ovary
Ovary dorsiventrally flattened, obovate in outline, with 10–40 ovules in each locule
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Fruit a silicula, dehiscent, flat, with narrow septum, obtriangular to obcordate; valves keeled
Morphology Reproductive morphology Seeds
Seeds numerous, not mucilaginous.

Native to:

Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Altay, Amur, Austria, Baleares, Baltic States, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Corse, Cyprus, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, East Aegean Is., East European Russia, East Himalaya, Egypt, Finland, France, Føroyar, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Gulf States, Hungary, Iceland, India, Inner Mongolia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Irkutsk, Italy, Kamchatka, Kazakhstan, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Kriti, Krym, Kuril Is., Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Magadan, Manchuria, Mexico Central, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Netherlands, North Caucasus, North European Russi, Northwest European R, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Qinghai, Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saudi Arabia, Sicilia, Sinai, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tasmania, Tibet, Transcaucasus, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkey-in-Europe, Turkmenistan, Tuva, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, West Himalaya, West Siberia, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yemen, Yugoslavia

Introduced into:

Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, Aleutian Is., Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Azores, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, British Columbia, Burundi, California, Canary Is., Cape Provinces, Chile Central, Chile North, Chile South, Colombia, Colorado, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Crozet Is., Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, Easter Is., Ecuador, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Falkland Is., Florida, Free State, Galápagos, Georgia, Greenland, Guatemala, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kansas, Kentucky, Kenya, Kerguelen, KwaZulu-Natal, Labrador, Lesotho, Louisiana, Madeira, Maine, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Mexican Pacific Is., Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Namibia, Nebraska, Nevada, New Brunswick, New Guinea, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, New Zealand North, Newfoundland, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Dakota, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Northwest Territorie, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Queensland, Québec, Rhode I., Rwanda, Réunion, Saskatchewan, Socotra, South Australia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South Georgia, Sri Lanka, St.Helena, Sudan, Svalbard, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Uganda, Uruguay, Utah, Vermont, Victoria, Vietnam, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Western Australia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yukon, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Capsella Medik. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Pfl.-Gatt.: 85 (1792)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Pflanz.–Gatt.: 85 (1792) now. conserv.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Pflanzengatt. 1: 85 (1792), nom. conserv.

Flora Zambesiaca
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Flora of Tropical East Africa
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Kew Backbone Distributions
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